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Memorial Day event with rifle salute planned for Capitol Campus May 29

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the Thurston County Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 29. The event opens in the Capitol Rotunda with music at 10:30 a.m. and cannon fire from the flag circle at 11 a.m. The event closes with a rifle salute on the north steps of the Legislative Building and taps.

This event will draw several hundred people to campus - in addition to others viewing the many memorials.

Sidewalk and landscaping work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts week of May 22

During the week of May 22, crews will continue sidewalk and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be intermittent lane closures and other impacts to traffic on 11th Avenue and Capitol Way.

In addition, an all-day closure of 11th Avenue is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23. Planned work is weather dependent.

During this work, flaggers will be in place and traffic delays are expected to be minimal.

Natural Resources visitor parking to close for leak repairs Friday, May 19

On Friday, May 19, work will begin to replace leaking sealant membrane on levels P-1 and P-2 of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) parking garage, as well as the building's mezzanine, with a more durable product. The sealant replacement will greatly reduce damaging water infiltration into the building and garage. This work is in addition to ongoing work to replace fire sprinkler piping and repair earthquake bracing in the parking garage.

Parking Services Alert - increased Capitol Campus enforcement begins in May

What?

Enterprise Services is implementing an interagency agreement with the State Patrol to increase parking enforcement of existing regulations the Capitol Campus by dedicating a full time cadet position to patrol visitor and employee parking.

Where?

Employee and visitor parking locations on the Capitol Campus, not to include parking at the Temple of Justice or parking locations managed by legislative staff (South Legislative Lot, Pritchard Lot, Flag Circle, Mansion Lot).

30-day comment period on Capitol Campus parking rate increases opens May 15

The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking public comments regarding the increase of parking rates on the State Capitol Campus. The 30-day comment period begins May 15.

Enterprise Services plans to increase parking fees in July 2017.

Landscaping and sidewalk work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts week of May 15

During the week of May 15, crews will continue sidewalk and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

Impacts to traffic include intermittent closures along Capitol Way and 11th Avenue.

During this work, flaggers will be in place and traffic delays are expected to be minimal.

First Washington State cross-laminated timber modular classrooms complete

Pilot project examines environmental and economic benefits as well as efficiencies in construction process

The Mount Vernon School District is celebrating completion of the first new modular classrooms using an innovative new building product called of cross-laminated timber (CLT) under a pilot project overseen by the state Department of Enterprise Services and funded by the state Legislature.

Parking rate informational meetings scheduled for May 17 & 24

30-day comment period on parking rate increases begins May 15; public meetings scheduled

What?

Public invited to informational meetings on statewide disparity study

Two public meetings -- in Seattle and Spokane -- will be held in June to provide information on a statewide disparity study that Washington state is conducting about minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts and purchasing.

Capitol Campus Maintenance and Operations

The Department of Enterprise Services is responsible for the stewardship, preservation, operation and maintenance of the state 468-acre Capitol Campus, which includes the Capitol, legislative and judicial buildings, the Governor's mansion, 15 state agency office buildings, Capitol Lake, and our campus parks (Centennial, Heritage, Marathon, Sylvester, and the Interpretive Center). We take our role very seriously, and are proud to serve as stewards of the state capitol buildings and grounds for those who work on the campus and the thousands who visit the campus each year.

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